Harvest VISTA – Northeast Kingdom Gleaning Coordinator

Website Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District

An AmeriCorps VISTA position, placed through Harvest Against Hunger in partnership with the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District and Salvation Farms.

Fill the critical role of establishing a gleaning program to serve Vermont’s most rural region. This region has never had a gleaning program, despite the estimated 8,000-11,000 food insecure individuals there and more than 1 million pounds of edible vegetables and berries that remain on farms each year, never to be eaten. The Harvest VISTA will play a key role in the start-up and on-going implementation of the program. The VISTA member will be supported by two partners, the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District and Salvation Farms. These partners bring unique attributes; one is deeply rooted in the Northeast Kingdom while the other has years of gleaning experience.

You will develop relationships with and provide gleaning services to farms, recruit and manage community volunteers in the collection of surplus produce, coordinate the distribution of local gleanings to community food programs that feed the region’s food insecure, and more.

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